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‘Shang-Chi’ star Simu Liu pushes again on Quentin Tarantino’s anti-Marvel feedback


Quentin Tarantino has made it clear that Marvel motion pictures are usually not his cup of tea, however actor Simu Liu has kindly reminded the director that the movies and the studio behind them have supplied underrepresented communities an opportunity to be seen on the massive display screen not like ever earlier than.

“If the only gatekeepers to movie stardom came from Tarantino and Scorsese, I would never have had the opportunity to lead a $400 million plus movie,” Liu, the star of Marvel’s “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings,” wrote on Twitter. “I am in awe of their filmmaking genius. They are transcendent auteurs. But they don’t get to point their nose at me or anyone.”

He continued: “No movie studio is or ever will be perfect. But I’m proud to work with one that has made sustained efforts to improve diversity onscreen by creating heroes that empower and inspire people of all communities everywhere. I loved the ‘Golden Age’ too.. but it was white as hell.”

Liu seemingly made his feedback on social media in response to a podcast interview Tarantino gave by which he criticized the “Marvel-ization of Hollywood.”

The movies, Tarantino stated on the “2 Bears, 1 Cave” podcast, are “the only things that seem to generate any kind of excitement amongst a fanbase or even for the studio making them.”

He additionally stated that the actors who seem in these movies are “not movie stars” as a result of its “franchise characters that become a star.”

Tarantino clarified earlier than making his feedback that he didn’t “hate” Marvel motion pictures however stated that he didn’t “love them.”

This will not be the primary time the “Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood” director has had harsh phrases for the behemoth studio’s movies – and he hasn’t been alone.

As Liu referenced, Martin Scorsese is among the many different legendary filmmakers who’ve publicly taken concern with the field workplace dominance of Marvel motion pictures.

Both filmmakers, in the meantime, have discovered themselves on the receiving finish of criticism of their very own – Scorsese for dismissing questions in regards to the lack of feminine actors in his movies and Tarantino for his lack of range within the solid of “Once Upon a Time…In Hollywood” and the violence towards girls usually featured in his movies.

“Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” made greater than $432 million worldwide through the course of its field workplace run. As of final 12 months, director Destin Daniel Cretton was set to develop a sequel.

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